Walnut Snowball Cookies
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Easy Walnut Snowball Cookies, or "Mexican Wedding Cookies", are a delicious nutty holiday dessert recipe for a crowd! These are the perfect Christmas cookie exchange idea!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: about 3 dozen
If you have a big crowd to feed, double the recipe!
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 2¼ cup sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts (OR pecans, hazelnuts, etc.)
  1. Cream shortening and confectioners sugar.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake on lightly greased cookie sheet (or use non-stick baking mat or parchment paper)
  4. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Roll immediately in confectioners sugar. Cool cookies on wire rack. Roll again in confectioners sugar, if desired.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at https://wishesndishes.com/walnut-snowball-cookies/